Reply To: Mortgage rates in the future
It is really difficult to know what will happen with mortgage rates at any time but particularly now. Without a crystal ball no one knows what mortgage rates will be next year or the year after.
However, if I were you I would prepare for the worst and start putting money aside from now on each month, if you can, so that when you need to switch mortgage you will have some cash to fall back on. Of course, if you’re able to pay off a lump of the mortgage when you come to remortgage you will have less to pay off so, even if rates have gone up, you won’t have to pay so much extra each month as you will be paying off a lower principle.
Do be aware, too, that if things are really tough for you when you come to remortgage, you could still extend the term of your loan (depending on your age). So even if you have been paying it for five years, say, you don’t have to go for a 20-year repayment term. You could potentially have another 25-year one which would mean you would pay less per month. It’s not ideal. the better way is to pay it off quicker rather than over a longer term, but if things are really tough it’s one way of keeping costs down in the short-term.